In this picture by poster artist R. Frederick Heckman, a grass-skirted girl perches on the hull of an outrigger canoe, gazing skyward at an airplane as her men paddle into shore at sunset. In the true spirit of Art Deco, unspoiled nature coexists with the native female to signify the romance and exoticism of Hawai'i - while the airplane announces the modern miracle that makes it possible to get here.
Where Progress and Romance Meet, ca. 1939. Oil on canvas by R. Rederick Heckman (American, 1890-1942). Poster size is 24x36.